Customization for hotkeys and shortcuts
Once again, like in Skype 7, which can both change global hotkeys and local shortcuts.
Add option to disable hotkeys on Windows 10! Also the "Report a problem" link doesn't work! Lol very nice!
Zane Baker commented
Skype desperately needs some kind of global hotkey customization. At the moment there are already hotkeys that exist, but you have to be tabbed into Skype for these to work. This makes the existence of these hotkeys nearly useless if you have to already be using the thing you have a key for. it would also make navigation while using Skype significantly easier as you wouldn't have to keep tabbing back in if you were doing something else with Skype in the background.
Personally, I used to have a mute hotkey bound to my mouse, but that seems impossible now with the newest update.
hotkeys - especially one for 'set app on focus' would be very handy and useful
Nuba Abun commented
When I need to cough I would like to quickly hotkey toggle-mute myself to avoid inflicting that noisy assault on those with whom I'm calling... Once upon a time, I could bind a key to accomplish this effect, but now this useful feature is gone.
where are hotkey settings for microphone mute / speakers mute ?!
This one is really annoying me. Having to hunt around for the hang up button if you have moved away from the chat window or closed the little floating preview window after saying goodbye makes ending calls awkward.
I completely agree. I can't believe only a few people are complaining about this. This is absurd
I completely agree with this. They have overlooked this and I can't believe there are not many people complaining about this. This is nonsense.
This is a requirement. The lack of global hotkeys is going to drive me to look elsewhere for a desktop calling solution. Having to click a mouse to answer the phone or bring up the dialpad when I'm in another application is ridiculous in 2018. I have a hardware setup that I built specifically for interacting with Skype that is now worthless. I can't even hang up a call without clicking a damned button with my mouse. This is stupid.
Mirza Aman commented
we want the hotkeys or shortkeys back for mute or take a photo or pause so that we dont want ot use mouse to do those things at least the things we had on privious skype we need it alot
Matthew Hunter commented
We should be able to use hotkeys when not focused on skype. What is the point of hotkeys if I already have to be focused on the skype window?
I disagree with this. Do NOT integrate Skype into Windows of any version!
I do not want a bloated Windows operating system!
Skype is a SEPARATE program and should NEVER be a part of Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. Keep Skype as a standalone program.
Felipe Ambrosio commented
Hotkeys are those shortcuts to save time from frequent actions - sharing screen, sharing audio, picking up, hanging up, opening/closing message panel, switch camera, etc. Yet, none of these actions have ever had hotkeys!
To make matters worse, V8 discontinued hotkeys altogether. Granted, they were pretty useless - no one "opens themes", "sends feedback" or "refreshes app" all that often.
Please, implement meaningful hotkeys for productivity!
No, not for saving ram. This is so you get the best possible experience when using Skype.
And sure it takes some work, so what? Either you do it, or someone else eventually will.
Always remember, stuff that does not work has zero value.
Kharlamov Konstantin commented
But then you have to support that for Win7, Win8, Win10, Fedora, Ubuntu, OS X… It's really a lot of work — and for what benefit? To save a hundred MiB of RAM?
Skype is a phone and communication application, as such it should be as tightly integrated with windows as the Windows phone app and the built in message feature in Windows.
For example, Pressing the hotkey to send a new message should display the pick-list of contacts in 0.1 s, and any additional key presses should be used to filter the contact pick-list, which should be updates in real time without any lag what so ever.
Example, Windows should accept incoming Skype calls even when Skype is not running, just like you dont have to run the phone app to receive phone calls. And when you pick-up this incoming Skype call, skype should start just as fast as the built in phone app.